Phil Valentine

Phil Valentine is the Executive Director of Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR). Phil has been instrumental in the development of the recovery movement. He’s been at CCAR since January 1999, when he organized CCAR’s first Recovery Walks! A sought after speaker, he is recognized around the world for his leadership. In 2006 the Johnson Institute recognized his groundbreaking work with an America Honors Recovery award. In 2008, Faces & Voices of Recovery honored CCAR with the first Joel Hernandez Voice of the Recovery Community Award, recognizing it as the outstanding recovery community organization in the country.

Phil Valentine is a former Board member of Faces & Voices of Recovery.  CCAR is a Charter Member of ARCO.

The Association of Recovery Community Organizations

The Association of Recovery Community Organizations (ARCO) at Faces & Voices of Recovery unites and supports the growing network of local, regional and statewide recovery community organizations (RCOs).

ARCO links RCOs and their leaders with local and national allies and provides training and technical assistance to groups. ARCO helps build the unified voice of the organized recovery community and fulfill our commitment to supporting the development of new groups and strengthening existing ones.

All RCOs that are led and governed by the recovery community are welcome to apply to become an ARCO Affiliate.

The benefits of membership include the opportunity to participate in an annual 2 day Leadership Summit. ARCO has hosted Summits in Denver, Dallas, Philadelphia, Detroit, and Washington, D.C.

Our ARCO Affiliate list keeps growing as we have reached 100 member organizations. Learn more about ARCO via the various links below:

ARCO Affiliates

ARCO Affiliates are Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs) that have successfully applied for membership, met all of the eligibility requirements, were accepted to ARCO, and have continued to actively participate.

Emerging ARCO Affiliates

We welcome Emerging ARCO Affiliates to join us as well. An emerging ARCO is one that has great strengths as an organization serving the recovery community, and is on the pathway to becoming an ARCO Affiliate, but is still working towards meeting all of the eligibility requirements as determined by the ARCO Membership Committee. The first step is to apply and work with us to continue your development.

Faces & Voices of Recovery Affiliates

We welcome ALL organizations to join Faces & Voices of Recovery.  If you are not an RCO or you choose not to apply for ARCO membership, but you support our mission and want to engage in the national (international) recovery advocacy movement with us, please click here to find out more about becoming a Faces & Voices of Recovery Affiliate.